If we let liberals have their way, the entire country would be run on solar power, meaning that we would suffer from blackouts every single night and on cloudy days.
According to the “Daily Caller,” Idaho has wasted $4.3 million on a solar power project that can barely power one microwave oven.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day.
On March 29th, the solar road panels generated 0.26 kWh, or less electricity than a single plasma television consumes. On March 31st, the panels generated 1.06 kWh, enough to barely power a single microwave. The panels have been under-performing their expectations due to design flaws, but even if they had worked perfectly they’d have only powered a single water fountain and the lights in a nearby restroom.
Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways has been in development for 6.5 years and received a total of $4.3 million in funding to generate 90 cents worth of electricity.
What an absolute waste of taxpayer dollars. If the left is adamant to build wasteful energy production, at least try and use wind or hydroelectric sources, or better yet, coal production.
The problem with left-wing energy initiatives is that there is often no common sense and they will happily waste millions of dollars in order to achieve their goals.